Nano-Art (3 seconds. Loop). A brief example of nano-art, derived from gif-mentality. Popular as a movement in the United States, due to decreasing attention span.
Art has at most three seconds
To say something
And then repeat it endlessly.
Some snippets any art historian
Could spot —
Name, date, and serial number.
Here’s the history of fine art
Through study of beheadings –
A fractal splat !
Nano! The shocking discovery
When Guy Grand cuts out from Rembrandt
His favorite patch of dark.
Words fall through collapsed gravity
And turn into something unrecognizable.
Len Lye, I’d know you anywhere,
You and Norman McLaren
Clipped the music of color.
And then the mourning begins:
Where is the rest of the movie?
If memory serves….
In a barn some carpenter
Discovered a reel of forgotten silent film
Starring America’s Sweetheart
Let me put my dead brother back in the box.
I can always count on him to show up
With his cooties.
Nano-Nobility poses before the painting
Smug, able to afford anything,
Except an early death.
Sharing is our new word for stealing.
Only what’s free deserves attention.
Let the paint cans explode!
[Disposable Poem March 11, 2016]
THE YEAR OF LEAR by James Shapiro.
I know of no other book that so often has recourse to the conditional tense.
THIS CENSUS TAKER by China Miélville
The universal trauma of childhood comes from the ambiguity of marital violence.
THE INTERNET OF US by Patrick Lynch
Now we can know it all without ever understanding what is really important.